I am now a Trekky. So many people have been massively moved by Star Trek since its debut in the 60’s and with J.J. Abrams taking the reins with the reboot of Star Trek back in 2009, the large fan base had something to hoot about once more. Four years later we have Star Trek Into Darkness, It outweighs its predecessor in the first scene alone and sets up, once again, a thrilling adventure for the Star-Fleet and the Enterprise.
Our story starts with a man named John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch. You will despise John Harrison. It is with this man that Earth realizes they have a skilled and dangerous terrorist on their hands and sends Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and his crew to find and bring him to justice. But this is just the beginning of a very “complicated” ride.
My favorite part of this epic movie was the evolution of Spock (Zachary Quinto). His semi-alien race keeps him from being as human as Kirk wants him to be and throughout the movie we see Spock change to not only kick some serious butt, but also become a very good friend. Other members of the crew like Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) all make awesome returns and continue to prove to be excellent characters. I felt my blood pressure rise every time John Harrison walked on screen simply because I just wanted to see him die, which I classify as good writing. They were all so much fun to watch on the big screen.
Star Trek Into Darkness was an explosive movie, and not just with literal ‘explosions’—which the special effects were amazing I might add, this movie was explosively fun and just about everything (save an annoying classic cheap trick pulled at the end) was well done and fine-tuned making the two hour run time feel like a mere hour. Go see Star Trek Into Darkness.